Case Studies

The main objective of the methodological research of the project is the simplified planning tool (SPT) which strongly builds on existing tools and experiences for the different stages of planning. It shall be tested and adapted in different African regions. The goal is to initiate sustainable integrated water and sanitation planning under different conditions and local capacities in practice. As a first step, the project team identified appropriate pilot communities in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa. Arba Minch has been selected as pilot community from the start. The figure below gives an overview on the African countires involved in CLARA and the regions where the case studies will take place (except Tunisia). The pilot communities have been presented at the fall meeting in Burkina Faso (see below).

CLARA-countries

The selected case study communities can be visited in Google Maps:

- Arba Minch, Ethiopia

- Ait Sedrat, Morocco

- Fraser, Ethekwini, South Africa

- Njoro,Kenya

- Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The baseline data collection for the selected cast study areas is almost finished. This is the basis for the SPT implementation on the ground which will evaluate alternative options (systems) that aim on the improvement of the local water supply and sanitation with the background of resource orientation. After this evaluation application documents will be prepared that shall allow the pilot cities to request donor money. The application documents shall be made in the format as required by the donors, e.g. the African Water Facility or similar. Additionally, dissemination events to inform relevant stakeholders (i.e. planners, municipalities, authorities, etc.) about the CLARA simplified planning tool will be carried out all African CLARA partner countries. These events additionally aim to achieve the overall objective of CLARA, i.e. to strengthen the local capacity in the water supply and sanitation sector. The case studies are essential to test, document and optimize the developed planning tool.